Parton gets kick out of Hollywood
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Dolly Parton says she’s excited to be in the Hollywood mix on Emmy Awards weekend.
The 71-year-old entertainer was among the stars making the preshow party rounds Friday with a stop at Variety and Women in Film’s gathering at Gracias Madre restaurant in West Hollywood, California.
“All the parties, seeing all the stars ... I still get a kick out of it,” Parton said. “I’m a country girl.”
Wearing a skin-tight black rhinestone-studded dress, Parton said she’s also excited about her gown and wig for today’s show. She’s up for an Emmy in the TV movie category for “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”
Parton’s weekend was not all about fancy parties, though. She said she spent some time in the kitchen earlier Friday.
“Well, I made some sausage and biscuits for my trip home on the bus after the shows are over. And I made some chicken and dumplings, a few little groceries that I put together,” she said. “See, I travel in my tour bus and I always cook my own food. So that was not very glamorous, but it was good.”